Talking Books are a free public library service for the visually, physically, and reading disabled. The Northeast Georgia Talking Book Center is part of the Athens-Clarke County Library and the Georgia Library for Accessible Services. For more information about our service, please visit our website.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Don't forget the Talking Book Center also has movies for loan! We have a collection of VHS and DVD movies featuring audio narration, produced specifically for low-vision viewers. If you are a TBC patron, give us a call today to check one out!
To read the article, please visit this link: http://articles.courant.com/2010-07-26/business/hc-library-movies-0726-20100725_1_library-services-library-circulation-higher-circulation-rate
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Unlike Google, which offers public domain e-books at no charge, Internet Archive offers all types of books from standard classics to new bestsellers. The group has assumed the cost of scanning the first 10,000 books but is relying on donations to continue.
To visit the collection, please go to: http://openlibrary.org/subjects/accessible_book
And to read the USA Today article, please visit:
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Libraries across America are placing branches in unconventional locations to try to be more convenient to patrons. And it seems to be a popular idea!
Read the article about untraditional libraries at www.nbcdfw.com/news/local-beat/Mall-Library-Proving-Wildly-Successful-97848104.html
Monday, July 19, 2010
90% of study participants reported an improvement in vision, but the surgery is still very risky. Patients must sign a waiver prior to surgery.
Friday, July 16, 2010
The facility features keypad doors to keep residents from wandering, a reflection room designed to calm agitated residents, and large display cases where each resident can put personal photos and trinkets outside their doors. Staff are specially trained in care of those with Alzheimer's.
For more information, visit St. Mary's website at www.stmarysathens.com/services/alzheimers_dementia_care.html
or read the Athens Banner-Herald article at www.onlineathens.com/stories/071310/liv_675131459.shtml.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
As we transition from cassette to digital, all Talking Books patrons will receive a digital player, even if you did not sign up for one. We will continue to use cassettes as long as the tape players last, but NLS will soon begin decreasing cassette production, and plans to stop recording new cassettes in the next year. This means that soon, new books will only be available on digital cartridges or downloaded from BARD.
To ensure all patrons receive a digital player, we will begin shipping them out to all of our patrons over the next year. If you are a Talking Books patron and you DO NOT want to receive a new digital player, you must let us know by calling 1-800-531-2063 or emailing us at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about the new player, the digital transition, or any other aspect of Talking Book services, please contact us at 1-800-531-2063.
Monday, July 12, 2010
More information about the study can be found at www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37881663/ns/health-health_care/
Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Bible is DB 68777. Right now it is only available for download on BARD, but will be on cartridge in the future.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
To read more about this study, please visit the CNN article found at:
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